Posts Categorized: Patient Education

Teeth Grinding Wearing You Down?

Bruxism is the clinical term for grinding and clenching your teeth. About 80% of those afflicted with bruxism realize that they have it, but the other 20% of bruxism patients are unaware because the condition occurs while they are sleeping, in a completely unconscious state. Unfortunately, if you are one of these unlucky few, you… Read more »

Understanding, and Defeating, Chronic Bad Breath

Are you slightly embarrassed to converse with people up close because you’re aware that your breath is less-than-fresh? Have you tried all you can think of to freshen your breath, but without any significant, or lasting, improvement? Chronic bad breath, clinically known as halitosis, can affect your dental health and confidence for a number of… Read more »

Give Your Teeth a Proper Brushing

You may assume that most people brush their teeth properly, but that’s not the case. Both the American and British Dental Association recommend brushing for two minutes, twice a day and flossing daily. But what are people really doing? Studies show that less than 50 percent of Londoners brush their teeth twice a day, most… Read more »

The Specifics of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss isn’t always accompanied by an obvious, dramatic incident, such as a traumatic blow to the face. In fact, the most common reasons behind tooth loss are chronic dental diseases that often develop and progress almost unnoticed. Despite its wide-spread prevalence, tooth loss isn’t an inevitable occurrence, and in most cases, it can be… Read more »